Who Wants To Help the NRCC Phone Bank for NY-23?
Of course they want you to help Dede Scozzafava, but this could be fun. I guess I accidentally got put on the mail list: Subject: NY23 Phone Banks Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 11:40:26 -0400 From: calltoarms@NRCC.org To: calltoarms@NRCC.org We want to reward your hard work! The top volunteer (most hours logged at the phone banks) for the month of October will receive a reward | Read More »
Scozzafava Campaign Goes After Me. Subtly.
Well, I guess I am having some sort of impact. If I wanted validation, I guess I have it from the Scozzafava campaign. Humorously, the interview is with the Los Angeles Times. See here: “Her positions on a lot of issues are reflective* of the electorate here,” said Matt Burns, a Scozzafava spokesman. “If the idea is that every Republican that runs for office needs | Read More »
REDSTATE EXCLUSIVE: Jim DeMint on Why He Supports Doug Hoffman for Congress
Senator Jim DeMint just sent me the statement below on his support for Doug Hoffman. As one of the real leaders of the conservative movement in this country, DeMint speaks for many of us. I’m delighted he is, as he consistently does, putting principle over party in this case. Senator DeMint says: “Too often, we’re told that Republicans have to be like Democrats to be | Read More »
Tom Cole Goes With Hoffman
I leveled withering criticism at Tom Cole two years ago for what I thought were some seriously wrong decisions while chairing the NRCC, but I may have to take it all back. He just endorsed Doug Hoffman. Yeah, you read that right — Rep. Tom Cole, the former head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, just endorsed Hoffman over the establishment GOP’s pick. Well done, | Read More »
Fred Thompson Stars in New Doug Hoffman Ad
The ad is very well done. Fred Thompson for Doug Hoffman from Elizabeth Benjamin on Vimeo.
What Other 2012 Candidates Will Stand With Conservatives?
There is still time for potential 2012 candidates to stand with Republican voters and the conservative base against the Inside the Beltway Establishment keen on abandoning principles for ACORN supported candidates. Tim Pawlenty and Sarah Palin, both talked about as 2012 candidates, have stood with the base. The Hill reports: Other candidates, like former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee | Read More »
REDSTATE EXCLUSIVE: Tim Pawlenty Endorses Doug Hoffman
With polling now showing NY-23 has come down to a two man race between Hoffman and Owens, the Democrat, momentum is clearly in Hoffman’s favor. Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota is now adding to the momentum becoming the first sitting Republican Governor to endorse Hoffman. This comes on the heels of Sarah Palin’s endorsement from last week. What makes this stand out even more than | Read More »
Hoffman Now First
Yesterday in the Politico, the NRCC said Doug Hoffman had “no path to victory” in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Well, guess what. According to a new poll commissioned by the Club for Growth Doug Hoffman is in first place. Here’s the thing: it is only 300 people surveyed with a 5% margin of error. What the poll tells us for certain and very reliably | Read More »
NRCC Officials Feeling Very Threatened By Hoffman
The NRCC admits it is planning a relentless barrage against Doug Hoffman so that Scozzafava does not come in third. Pitiful. Their advertising will be focused on promoting Scozzafava and dinging Owens, but Two party officials tell POLITICO that the NRCC will continue to air TV ads propping up Scozzafava in the days leading up to the Nov. 3 contest and plans to keep up | Read More »
Mike Huckabee Won’t Endorse Hoffman. I Know Why.
2 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. 3 What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun? 4 A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. 5 The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises. 6 The wind blows to the | Read More »
You, Me, and New York 23
Over at the Atlantic, Max Fisher writes about my involvement in New York 23. I’m happy to serve as a proxy for you guys, but we need to be honest — you guys did this, not me. I’m sure the Hoffman campaign appreciates your efforts. I very much appreciate your efforts. At the vanguard of the grassroots campaign has been Erick Erickson, blogger and editor | Read More »
Todd Tiahrt Endorses Hoffman
The Republicans are starting to rally across the nation for Doug Hoffman. Congressman Todd Tiahrt of Kansas who is running for Senator there this evening announces his endorsement of Hoffman on the heels of Sarah Palin’s endorsement. The gates are opening as a flood of conservatives and Republicans now race to Hoffman with more and more polls showing Scozzafava out of the running. This is | Read More »
Dede Scozzafava Should Withdraw
Republicans could use to hold New York’s 23rd Congressional District. As it stands, because of poor choices along the way, the Democrat is in the lead. We know now, confirmed by multiple sources inside and outside the various campaigns, that Dede Scozzafava has fallen into third place. Her recent behavior indicates a candidate who has lost control of the message, the campaign, and any chance | Read More »
The GOP’s New York Fiasco
Dede Scozzafava is the woman some Republicans call a “new style of Republican” who is going to help usher in a new Republican revolution. Not likely. Even the Wall Street Journal has caught on. Republicans are telling themselves that a political wave is building that could carry them to big election gains next year. Judging by their performance so far in a special election in | Read More »
Dede Scozzafava’s World Is Crashing Down Around Her. That is a Good Thing.
Chris Cillizza is now reporting what I have been hearing from multiple sources for a week now. Dede Scozzafava is now in third place in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. That may explain why Scozzafava, through her husband who also happens to be the head of the AFL-CIO up in that neck of the woods, called the cops to chase away reporters daring to ask | Read More »
Dede Scozzafava, Like Obama, Tries To Use Police Powers to Prevent Questioning Her
The insanity that is Dede Scozzafava continues in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Last night, Scozzafava said people should vote for her to prevent the Democrat being a rubber stamp for Pelosi and Obama. She then went on to reverse her position on card check — she now supports it. She then went on to refuse to say whether she thought abortion funding should be | Read More »
Do the RNC, NRCC, and Dede Scozzafava condone eugenics and sterilization of the poor and minorities?
I hate to have to ask the question, but in light of this news broken by Michelle Malkin today, we must. Scozzafava is the proud recipient of the Margaret Sanger award given by an abortion group in New York. Margaret Sanger was a noted eugenicist. Though Planned Parenthood, the group Sanger found, denies it, evidence from a variety of sources points out that Sanger was | Read More »
RNC Wades in to NY-23
Well, we praised the RNC for staying out of NY-23 just last week, but they have had a change of heart. They are in with reckless abandon. We must redouble our efforts to make sure Scozzafava loses.
BREAKING: Scozzafava Possibly Mulling Party Switch
As I said in my previous post, the Democrat in NY-23 has a greater likelihood of voting with the GOP than Dede Scozzafava. Now The Weekly Standard is reporting that when asked about switching to the Democrats upon election, the Scozzafava campaign was less than reassuring for the GOP. Will Dede Scozzafava, the liberal Republican running in the November 3 special election for Army Secretary | Read More »
On Newt Gingrich’s Endorsement
A lot of people have called me and emailed me to say that the original post that was here was too rough on former Speaker Gingrich. I’ll concede that this could be the case and replace the text with this instead. For several weeks conservative leaders have been asking Mr. Gingrich to sit out of NY-23, knowing Pete Sessions and others were pressuring Gingrich to | Read More »